Joyful

Spring arrives early on the west coast of Vancouver Island and along with it the sun at long last!!  Though just wait five minutes!!

cherryblossoms
The sweet cherry blossoms

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
― Rumi

Narcissus reaching
Hyacinthus reaching

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracey says:

    Beautiful!! 🙂

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  2. Aquileana says:

    Gorgeous flowers dear Cybele 🐻 Love and happy weekend ahead to you. Aquileana 😎

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    1. Thank you and same to you Aquleana!

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  3. Norma says:

    Wow! I love cherry blossoms and so I loved the first shot more than the second one. 🙂

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    1. that turned out well thank you Norma!!

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  4. I can almost smell the sweet cherry blossom and feel the softness of the Hyacynthus. Gorgeous photos! Love the Rumi quote.

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    1. Thanks Jan!! I love Rumi!

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  5. DG MARYOGA says:

    Although hustled to clear out my crammed inbox,I couldn’t resist the beauty of your floral macro.Here I am and greet the first smiles of spring and borrow light from the heart of your delightful Hyacinthus … An ardent lover of your work!
    Happy Wednesday 🙂

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    1. the feeling is mutual Doda!! Thanks so much again!! Enjoy the week!!

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  6. suzjones says:

    Cherry blossoms are simply delightful. 🙂 Welcome to Spring.

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    1. oh yes!! Thanks Suz!

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  7. These are so gorgeous, Cybele. Such a beautiful spring greeting! 🙂

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    1. thank you Linda!! It’s an early spring for us!!

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  8. The sun is playing games with me today. A bright start to the day. Five minutes after I hung out the washing, clouds swept in from the NW. Immediately I took my dog out for a walk, rain bucketed from the sky. Returned home, brought in the washing. Put it in the machine to spin off all the rain that had drenched it. Hung the clothes in the bathroom. Sun came out again! That being said, the garden is full of buds and promising shoots, but no blossom as far advanced as that in your beautiful pictures.

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    1. I love your day so far, chop wood and carry water before and after enlightenment!! 😀 Thanks so much for your comment. It is an early spring -but there is a bit of frost this morning so …….. hoping flowers will be ok!!

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  9. Cybele, these shots are beautiful! I’m particularly fond of cherry trees (being in Washington, DC, spring brings their beauty alive around the DC monuments) and your image captures their ethereal beauty perfectly.

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    1. thank you so much Stacy!! I am so glad to see spring arrive!!

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  10. You are so lucky! It’s still cold, grey and cloudy in my part of the world.

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    1. yes, it’s an early spring for us!!

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  11. Love the top image of the cherry blossoms! The dark background really makes it pop. Years ago we had a Bing Cherry tree that produced the sweetest cherries. It got old and died sadly. We’ve never replaced it, but miss the blossoms and fruit every year.

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    1. yes ours did too!! 😦 But Victoria is called the garden city and we are ecstatically smothered in blossoming trees!! Thank you Deborah!

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    1. it’s early this year!!

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  12. Peter Nena says:

    Yes, I feel it. I feel the void. And I wonder if it can be filled.

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    1. we must keep believing!! Thanks Peter!!

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  13. suej says:

    Love these, Cybele!

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    1. thanks Sue!! I feel so unburdened when the sun is out!!

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      1. suej says:

        You and me both! I think we’re long lost sisters 😉

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      2. I love that!! Thank you Sue!!! Soul sisters!

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  14. sixpixx says:

    Jealous… We have no blossom yet. Lovely shots.

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    1. They are coming!! They are very early this year for us!! Thanks Six!

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  15. kazg10 says:

    Stunning Cybele 🙂

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  16. M E Cheshier says:

    Beautiful!

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      1. M E Cheshier says:

        You are very welcome!

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      2. M E Cheshier says:

        Double 🙂

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  17. lauramacky says:

    The images are so pretty! I especially love the purple and yellow….the flower that starts with an “H”, lol.

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    1. thanks Laura!! Hy it is!! practicing with my macro lens!! 🙂

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome! I need to get that out again!

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  18. Maria F. says:

    What beautiful images, and the quote, so true!

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    1. Thank you Maria and I love Rumi!!!

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  19. Leanne Cole says:

    You are looking for signs of spring and we are looking for signs of Autumn, funny world. I like the first signs, must be good to see them coming.

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    1. oh I thought I would not survive the grey blues!! Like that story by Ray Bradbury where it rained forever!! ” The Long Rain” and everyone went mad!! 😀

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  20. Super job with the macro. The cherry blossoms are sensational!

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    1. yes, I’m practicing. The sun coming out has re-energized me!! Thank you Sky!!!

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  21. Carrie says:

    Gorgeous tribute to the new warm sun making it’s way into spring. Beautiful!

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    1. oh yes!! So happy to greet him!! Thank you Carrie!!

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